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Quality Assurance & Quality Control Services in Europe

Benefit from 37 years’ experience providing factory audits and third-party inspections in Europe.

Present in Europe since 1984 as a Third Party Company, Pro QC International provides a large range of quality control services in Europe to local and international clients. Our network of experienced engineers allows us to offer customizable and competitive quality control solutions in 34 countries within Europe. We verify the supplier reliability and improve factory performance with our initial supplier evaluation and factory audits (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 13485, ISO 45001, IATF 16949, VDA 6.3). We control production quality through our third-party inspections in Europe. Our experience ranges from global brand names to small family boutiques, and operations in Europe are managed by our French and German offices.

Whether supplier issues pertain to late shipments, quality defects, or require conformity to international standards, let Pro QC ensure supply chain quality. Our quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) services in Europe include:

Based in Eastern and Western Europe, our skilled inspectors and auditors specialize in the following industries:

  • Oil & Gas: NDT (UT, MT, PT, VT, RT), ARAMCO (QM Series), FROSIO, coating, NACE, FROSIO, welding, ASME pressure vessels and boilers, valves, line pipes, heat exchangers, etc.
  • Auto-parts: batteries, transmissions, bearings, engines, electronics & electrical components, mechanical components, brakes, wheels & tires, bodies, painting, etc.
  • Medical Devices: Class I, Class II, Class III
  • Softlines: luxury goods, textile & garments, leather goods, shoes, glasses, jewelry, cosmetics, fashion accessories, bags, etc.
  • Hardlines: electronics, integrated parts, mechanical parts, metal items, computers, telephones, household appliances, paper, furniture, light fixtures, toys, packaging, and many more.
  • Industrials: industrial components, coating, welding, plastics & rubbers, pumps, molds, electrical, machinery, solar panels, e-bikes, etc.

Our Coverage in Europe

  • Albania
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Ireland
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • UK
  • Ukraine

Our Quality Control Services in Europe


Product Inspection
Product Inspection

By performing product inspections, we can identify problems early with the goal of eliminating the underlying causes.


Factory Audits
Supplier Selection & Factory Audits

Pro QC International performs various types of factory audits.


Supplier Management
Supplier Management

At Pro QC, we also work closely with clients and their suppliers to improve their system, processes and manufacturing capabilities.

Product Inspections in Europe

Pro QC International has provided product inspections in Europe since 1984. Our inspection services identify quality defects and ensure that quality requirements are met. Our inspections in Europe are conducted by experienced and degreed engineers. As an Inspection Agency, we provide the following types of third-party inspections in Europe:

First Article Inspections (FAI)

We inspect first-article samples before mass production. We identify defects at an early stage in order to minimize quality risks and to avoid replicating them during mass production.

In-process Inspections (IPI)

We visit the factory or supplier while it is producing the products. We analyze the manufacturing processes and perform inspections at the key steps of production.

Pre-shipment Inspections (PSI)

The final inspections are done on-site when the products are 100% produced ensuring that they meet the spec and any specific requirements.

Container Loading Supervision (CLS)

We verify that the containers carrying the goods are packed according to the specified requirements using industry methodology and international standards.

Sorting and Rework Services

We inspect production and detect quality issues or perform rework operations. Our local network is ready to be deployed on-site for short or long-term projects.

We use the 2003 ANSI Z1.4 sampling tables to determine the number of units that will be randomly selected for sample inspection. Our quality experts will assist in determining the plan that is most suitable for each situation.

During our third-party inspections in Europe, samples are checked against a detailed inspection plan for visual verification, functions, packaging, manufacturing, etc. The defects identified are classified as Critical, Major or Minor, depending on the inspection plan. The Acceptable Quality Level (AQL) is determined by the total defects and the use of the accepted/rejected criteria of the sampling plan.

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Factory and Supplier Audits in Europe

Factory and Supplier Audits

In Europe, Pro QC International provides a large range of quality audits. From Supplier Qualification audits to Quality Systems audits, we can cover most auditing requirements. Our teams of certified auditors will offer valuable and detailed information about the supplier’s organization, premises, and operations. Our range of audits in Europe include:

Quality, Environment, and Health and Safety Management Systems

  • ISO 9001 Audits – Quality Management System
  • ISO 14001 Audits – Environmental Management
  • ISO 45001 Audits – Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems

Automotive Industry

  • IATF 16949 Audits – Automotive Quality Management System
  • VDA 6.3 Process Audits – German Automotive Standard

Medical industry

  • ISO 13485 Audits for Medical devices – Quality Management Systems
  • 21 QSR 820 GMP Audits for Medical Devices
  • ISO 11137 Audits – Sterilization of Health Care Products
  • ISO 14644 Audits – Cleanrooms and Associated Controlled Environments
  • ISO 15189 Audits – Medical laboratories, Requirements for Quality and Competence
  • ISO 15378 Audits – Primary Packaging Materials for Medicinal Products
  • ISO 22716 Audits for Cosmetics – Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
  • Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Audits
  • Good Distribution Practices (GDP) Audits

Supply Chain Security Audits

  • ISO 27001 – Information Security Management
  • ISO 28000 – Security Management Systems for Supply Chain
  • C-TPAT – Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism
  • GSV – Global Security Verification
  • SCAN – Supplier Compliance Audit Network

Social Compliance

  • SA 8000 Audits – Social Accountability

Others

  • Manufacturing Process Audits
  • Initial Supplier Evaluations
  • Credit Check
  • Combined Audits

Supplier Identification in Europe

Pro QC assists clients in identifying new suppliers globally. Whether entering a new region, increasing supply due to growth, or seeking alternatives due to poor supplier performance, our team will develop a customized checklist and conduct an extensive local search to find the best match and obtain pricing quotations.

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Supplier Management

Supplier Management means collaborating with suppliers to improve their system, processes and/or product manufacturing capabilities.

Vendor Compliance

We ensure each supplier complies with the standards set by major retailers or relevant association. Example compliance standards include Carrefour, Rewe, Walmart, BJ’s, Lowe’s, Auchan, Home Depot, Dick’s Sporting Goods, etc.

Continuous Improvement

We conduct regular 80/20 evaluations of QC data and develop, execute and monitor continuous improvement initiatives.

Certification Preparation

We assist to ensure compliance prior to the final audit. Applicable industry standards include IATF 16949, VDA 6.3, ISO 13485, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, SA 8000, C-TPAT, etc.

Get a quote

Product Inspections in Europe

Pro QC International has provided product inspections in Europe since 1984. Our inspection services identify quality defects and ensure that your quality requirements are met. Our inspections in Europe are conducted by experienced and degreed engineers. As an Inspection Agency, we provide the following types of quality inspections in Europe:

First Article Inspections (FAI)

We inspect first-article samples before mass production. We identify defects at an early stage in order to minimize quality risks and to avoid replicating them during mass production.

In-process Inspections (IPI)

We visit the factory of your supplier while it is producing your products. We analyze the manufacturing processes and perform inspections at the key steps of production.

Pre-shipment Inspections (PSI)

These final inspections are done on-site when the products are 100% produced in order to ensure that they meet your requirements.

Container Loading Supervision (CLS)

We verify that the containers carrying your precious goods are packed according to your requirements using industry methodology and international standards.

Sorting and Rework Services

We inspect production and detect quality issues or perform rework operations. Our local network is ready to be deployed at your supplier’s site for short or long-term projects.

We use the 2003 ANSI Z1.4 sampling tables to determine the number of units that will be randomly selected for sample inspection. Our quality experts will help you determine the plan that best suits your needs.

Samples are checked against a detailed inspection plan for visual verification, functions, packaging, manufacturing, etc. The defects identified are classified as Critical, Major or Minor, depending on the inspection plan. The Acceptable Quality Level (AQL) is determined by the total defects and the use of the accepted/rejected criteria of the sampling plan.

Get a quote

Factory and Supplier Audits in Europe

Factory and Supplier Audits

In Europe, Pro QC International provides a large range of quality audits. From Supplier Qualification audits to Quality Systems audits, we can cover your auditing requirements. Our teams of certified auditors will offer you valuable and detailed information about your supplier’s organization, premises and operations. Our range of audits in Europe include:

Quality, Environment, and Health and Safety Management Systems

Automotive Industry

Medical industry

Supply Chain Security Audits

Social Compliance

Others

Supplier Identification in Europe

Pro QC assists clients in identifying new suppliers globally. Whether it’s an initiative to enter a new region, demand due to growth, or a reaction to poor performance, our team works with you to develop a checklist of specific requirements and then conducts an extensive local search identifying best matches, requesting quotes, etc.

Get a quote

Supplier Management

Supplier Management means collaborating with your suppliers to improve their system, processes and/or product manufacturing capabilities.

Vendor Compliance

We ensure your supplier complies with the standards set by major retailers and associations. Example compliance standards include Carrefour, Rewe, Walmart, BJ’s, Lowe’s, Auchan, Home Depot, Dick’s Sporting Goods, etc.

Continuous Improvement

We conduct regular 80/20 evaluations of QC data and develop, execute and monitor continuous improvement initiatives.

Certification Preparation

We assist to ensure compliance prior to the final audit. Applicable industry standards include IATF 16949, VDA 6.3, ISO 13485, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, SA 8000, C-TPAT, etc.

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